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Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 2143. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $530. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Aethelred II. 978-1016. AR Penny (1.60 g, 9h). Long Cross type. London mint; Leofnoth, moneyer. Struck circa 997-1003. + ÆÐELRÆD REX ΛNGLOX, bare-headed bust left / + LEOFNOÐ M•O LVND, voided long cross with triple-crescent ends and pellet at center. SCBI 7 (Copenhagen), 866-7 var. (obv. legend ΛNGLO); BMC -; North 774; SCBC 1151. VF, toned, a couple peck marks, minor die break on obverse. Rare variety.

From the Ross Schraeder Collection.